Joseph Sakoilsky: The Owlman Cometh

A Solo Show of New Works by Joseph Sakoilsky

Joseph was born in London (1992) and raised in Camden. He graduated from UEL Graphic design and Illustration in 2014. As a young child, his playground included running wild in the earlier gritty galleries and studios of East London, including 30 Underwood St Gallery, Shoreditch, where his father curated and had a studio.

Central to the creation of these new works are willful acts of chance combined with an aleatory, playful mark making, tones, colours, lines, forms in which landscapes and creatures seem to naturally arise. Smearing layers of paint landscapes appear which are then built upon. These paintings often feature a shadow-character travelling the trail of thought, searching for sleep but constantly finding distractions. In other work, blown drops of ink are used as the starting point, in self-absorbed Rorschach tests which are then elaborated to reveal subconscious creatures.

“As kids, we always thought the reason adults stayed up late was that something fun or exciting must be happening. and that’s perhaps why 1 in 3 people suffer from at least mild insomnia.” Many artists, writers, scientists, musicians, etc. work late into the night, many believing their best work is created while the rest of the city sleeps. There is something luxurious about working and living against the grain.

One of the main themes of the work in the show is insomnia. As he puts it, “I’m really good at not sleeping, on the other hand, I sleep like an angel… ”

I’m sleeping in the morning
Wide awake at night
I can’t seem to fix my hours
However hard I try

I am the Owl – Joseph Sakoilsky. (2015)

Opening Event (PV) 6:00pm – 11:00pm Thursday 8 March

Duration 08 March 2018 - 28 March 2018
Times 5.00-10.30pm, Monday-Saturday or by appointment - Opening Event (PV) 6:00pm - 11:00pm Thursday 8 March
Cost Free
Venue The Stash Gallery
Address Vout-O-Reenee's, The Crypt, 30 Prescot St, London, E1 8BB, ,
Contact 07753 702910 / /

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